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A young Texas good ol' boy has a knack with electronic equipment, and that talent gets him a job as a roadie with a raucous travelling rock-and-roll show.

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Travis W. Redfish
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Lola Bouilliabase
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Corpus C. Redfish
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B.B. Muldoon
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Mohammed Johnson
Rhonda Bates ...
Alice Poo
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Ace
Richard Marion ...
George
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Bird (as Sonny Davis)
Ginger Varney ...
Weather Girl
Al Mays ...
Mohammed's Bodyguard
Cindy Wills ...
Prom Queen
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Tiny
Merle Kilgore ...
Himself
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Himself (as Ramblin' Jack Elliott)
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Himself
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Himself - The Bama Band
Hector Britt ...
Hank
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Jerry
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First Cop in Chase (as Conrad Palmisano)
Tim Chitwood ...
Second Cop
Bobby Sargent ...
Third Cop
Rick Seaman ...
Fourth Cop
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Grady
Lenore Woodward ...
Little Old Lady
Terry Wills ...
First Narc
Chuck Bulot ...
Second Narc
Helena Humann ...
Spittle Manager
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Boise Groupie
Carole McClellan ...
Boise Sheriff
Rudy Ortiz ...
Boise Soundman
Bruce Patron ...
Blondie Road Manager
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Herself - Blondie (as Deborah Harry)
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Himself - Blondie
Clem Burke ...
Himself - Blondie
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Pecos Bob / Various
Jimmy Destri ...
Himself - Blondie
Nigel Harrison ...
Himself - Blondie
Frank Infante ...
Himself - Blondie
William Hanna ...
Tire Salesman
James Lewis ...
Lil Pete
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Himself - Asleep At The Wheel
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First New York Wino
Anthony Casertano ...
Second New York Wino
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Alice Cooper
Sheryl Cooper ...
Herself
Joe Gannon ...
Manager
Jesse Frederick ...
Alice Cooper Roadie
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Second Roadie
Rick Brunt ...
Third Roadie
Eric Gardner ...
Concert Promoter
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Security Guard
Paul Jamieson ...
New York Soundman
Alvin Crow ...
Himself - The Pleasant Valley Boys
Fred Mandel ...
Alice Cooper Band
Davey Johnstone ...
Alice Cooper Band
Roger Powell ...
Alice Cooper Band
Kasim Sulton ...
Alice Cooper Band (as Kasim Sultan)
John Wilcox ...
Alice Cooper Band
Chris O'Connell ...
Asleep At The Wheel
Bobby Black ...
Asleep At The Wheel
Pat Ryan ...
Asleep At The Wheel
Daniel Levin ...
Asleep At The Wheel
John Nicholas ...
Asleep At The Wheel
Francis Christina ...
Asleep At The Wheel
Dean DeMerritt ...
Asleep At The Wheel
Rick Crow ...
The Pleasant Valley Boys
Smoothie ...
The Pleasant Valley Boys
D.K. Little ...
The Pleasant Valley Boys
Pete Finney ...
The Pleasant Valley Boys
Tiny McFarland ...
The Pleasant Valley Boys
Roger Crabtree ...
The Pleasant Valley Boys
Kerry Craig ...
The Bama Band
Joe Hamilton ...
The Bama Band
Warren Keith ...
The Bama Band
Charles Smith ...
The Bama Band
Dale Stratton ...
The Bama Band
Shona Lay ...
Spittle (by Standing Waves)
Bob Murray ...
Spittle (by Standing Waves)
Larry Seaman ...
Spittle (by Standing Waves)
Randy Franklin ...
Spittle (by Standing Waves)
David Cardwell ...
Spittle (by Standing Waves)
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Audience member / Soap Creek Saloon patron
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Himself (uncredited)
John Lizzi ...
NY Cop in Chase (uncredited)
Johnny Stevens ...
Man outside Madison Square Garden (uncredited)

Directed by

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Alan Rudolph

Written by

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Big Boy Medlin ... (story) &
Michael Ventura ... (story) and
Zalman King ... (story) &
Alan Rudolph ... (story)
 
Big Boy Medlin ... (screenplay) and
Michael Ventura ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Zalman King ... executive producer
Carolyn Pfeiffer ... producer
John Pommer ... associate producer (as John E. Pommer)

Music by

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Craig Huxley ... (as Craig Hundley)

Cinematography by

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David Myers ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Tom Walls

Editorial Department

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Michael Collins ... additional editor
Dody Dorn ... second assistant film editor
Mia Goldman ... second assistant film editor
Gib Jaffe ... first assistant film editor
Carol Littleton ... supervising editor
Richard Ritchie ... color timer (as Dick Ritchie)

Casting By

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Jo Doster

Production Design by

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Paul Peters

Set Decoration by

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Richard Friedman

Makeup Department

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Mike Moschella ... makeup artist
Jerry Turnage ... hair stylist

Production Management

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John Pommer ... production manager (as John E. Pommer)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Edward Ledding ... first assistant director (as Ed Ledding)
David Newman ... dga trainee
Bruce Solow ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Michael Dunn ... properties (as Mike Dunn)
Bruce J. Gfeller ... construction coordinator (as Bruce Gfeller)
Tim Serrano ... lead man
Edmund Villa ... properties (as Ed Villa)
Jarrell Jay Knowles ... props (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Gary Alexander ... re-recording mixer
Crew Chamberlain ... production sound
Richard Bryce Goodman ... production sound mixer (as Richard Goodman)
Charles Grenzbach ... re-recording mixer (as Bud Grenzbach)
Robert Grieve ... audio consultant
William L. Manger ... sound editor
Richard Oswald ... sound editor (as Richard L. Oswald)
Jim Bullock ... sound editor (uncredited)
Joanne D'Antonio ... sound editor (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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John Frazier ... special effects
Howard Jensen ... special effects

Visual Effects by

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Joyce Rudolph ... visual layouts

Stunts

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Conrad E. Palmisano ... stunt coordinator (as Conrad Palmisano)
Bruce Paul Barbour ... stunt performer (uncredited)
Tim Chitwood ... stunt driver (uncredited)
Bennie E. Dobbins ... stunt driver (uncredited)
Denver Mattson ... stunt driver (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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George Bouillet ... additional photographer
Joreen Bouillet ... still photographer
Doug DiGioia ... assistant camera (as Doug Di Gioia)
Tim Evans ... chief electrician
Joe Gannon ... lighting designer: Alice Cooper Band
Joe Garcia ... second electrician
Doug Jones ... still photographer
Jan Kiesser ... camera operator
Harry Rez ... key grip
Jacque E. Wallace ... second grip (as Jacque Wallace)
Joe Carroll ... film loader (uncredited)
Glenn Dunn ... electrician (uncredited)
Gary Stark ... set lighting technician (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Alison Gail Bixby ... costumer (as Gail Bixby)
Jered Green ... costumer (as Jered Edd Green)

Location Management

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Jeff Nightbyrd ... location manager

Music Department

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Michael Boddicker ... musician: synthesizer
Bones Howe ... music supervisor
George Doering ... musician (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Craig Pinkard ... transportation
'Bud' Williams ... transportation (as Bud Williams)
Steve Bonner ... driver: special equipment (uncredited)

Other crew

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Bruce Cannon ... production assistant
Jan Dennehy ... production accountant (as Janice Elan)
Lyn Hemmerdinger ... production assistant
Karyn Isaacs ... assistant to producer
David Kelley ... production assistant
Luca Kouimelis ... script supervisor
Deborah Ross ... title designer
Tobi C. Singleton ... production coordinator
Joe Umphres ... production assistant
Ron Volz ... concert coordinator
Hal Broome ... production assistant (uncredited)

Thanks

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Tom Foster ... courtesy: sports footage
Lee Lucas ... courtesy: sports footage
Jeff Montoni ... courtesy: sports footage
The Ogden Edsl Wahalia Blues Ensemble Mondo Bizzario Band ... courtesy: "Ogden Edsl" footage
Bobby Roth ... courtesy: "Independence Day" footage
Joe Umphres ... courtesy: "Pas De Deux" footage

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Special Effects

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Other Companies

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Down home Texas boy Travis W. Redfish falls hard for Lola Bouilliabase, a glitter-spangled groupie determined to lose her virginity to Alice Cooper. Hoping to woo her, Travis signs with a travelling rock band and soon finds himself celebrated as the greatest roadie of all time. Between concerts, Travis uses his wits to make sure that the show goes on, no matter where, no matter what. This does not take long for Travis to realize that, compared to the great rock circus, there's no place like home. However, Lola's date with destiny (and Cooper) to become the greatest groupie of all time looms. Can true love survive rock 'n' roll? Written by MGM/UA Home Video

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Taglines The story of a boy and his equipment. See more »
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Additional Details

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Also Known As
  • Техперсонал (Soviet Union, Russian title)
  • Roadie:Ο superstar της ασφάλτου (Greece)
  • A menedzser (Hungary)
  • Roadie le strade del rock (Italy)
  • Roadie - Os Loucos Caminhos do Rock (Portugal)
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Runtime
  • 106 min
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Box Office

Opening Weekend United States $1,002,263, 15 Jun 1980

Did You Know?

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Trivia Travis W. Redfish's house at the beginning of this movie was the same house used in The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974). See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon (2013). See more »
Soundtracks Driving My Life Away See more »
Quotes Travis W. Redfish: Why is my life so much harder than everybody else's?
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